Above is an out-take photo from my last post from Zadig & Voltaire, Marbella. I’m featuring this photo as an example of how I go about shopping for the perfect look. I have developed a simple process over the years and it revolves around 3 main premises.
- Know your style and lifestyle
- Don’t think season, think versatility
- Buy to add a little flair to what you already own
To elaborate slightly…I know that I will always wear jeans and tops (sweaters, tees, shirts, blouses). This sweater is perfect for me…but hold on a minute…thinks ;O…I have it already! In fact I have a black and white stripe tee, a red and black ditto, a red and black cashmere sweater exactly like this one and a grey and black oversize number therefore I defo do not need the top BUT doesn’t it look pretty cool with the skirt? But will I wear the skirt…the panel is still out on that one ;p, but I think probably yes. Why? Because the skirt is light weight and will cross season from the heat of now to winter chill when I will wear with black tights or leggings and boots a sweater and a leather biker jacket. to replicate this look: sweater here Skirt here
Back to the aforementioned jeans. I’m having a bit of a love affair with a newish Parisienne brand called Hironae. It’s not widely available yet, but that’s what I like, Zadig was small when I first started buying their stuff. Anyway jeans…you may have noticed by now that I love a pair of jeans with a zip on the hip. Well I’ve been stalking a pair from Hironae (Hironaeparis.com and stylebop.com to check them out) and managed to score it on sale :D…too hot to show you yet but I’ll be wearing as soon as the weather cools down a bit. That’s a top tip!
I often buy classic styles (yep classics, don’t be fooled by my rocker chick look, that comes with the accessories, and the attitude! My style pics are actually very classic). Buy at the end of a season and you can pick up say a silk blouse, a pair of ankle boots, or a coat at a fraction of the price. I just scored a butter soft leather jacket from another nascent brand that I love for 175Euro and the same jacket is for sale this season for 595Euro…RESULT!!! The brand is a Skandi company called Raiine, love their stuff.
So there you have it my friends, a few priceless tips from an expert 😉 Thanks for stopping by, BIG hug, Sarah X